Live coverage: Ariane 5 blasts off with two satellites

Live coverage of the countdown and launch of an Ariane 5 rocket with the Hellas-Sat 3/Inmarsat S EAN and GSAT 17 communications satellites. Text updates will appear automatically below; there is no need to reload the page. Follow us on Twitter.

Arianespace’s live video stream begins at approximately 2044 GMT (4:44 p.m. EDT).